Anne M. Yancey, CPA, CCIP
Title:Director, State Credits & Incentives
Education:BS in Accounting, North Carolina A&T State University; MS in Accounting, University of Virginia
Anne is a Director for Cherry Bekaert’s State & Local Tax practice for which she leads the Firm’s National State Credits & Incentives and Employment Tax practices. She specializes in assisting international and domestic companies with site selection, tax and financial location analysis, negotiating relocation and expansion incentive packages, and federal and state tax credits. Anne has extensive experience working nationally with large global and midsized companies in discretionary incentives such as property tax abatements (PILOTs), grants, and rebates at both the state and local level.
As a CPA and Certified Credits & Incentives Professional, Anne has more than 20 years of experience in federal and state tax compliance and consulting. She advises clients in all industry sectors on tax issues such as credits and incentives, state and local tax (SALT), tax controversy, and employment taxes.
Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Anne spent her entire career in Big Four public accounting. She began her career in Charlotte, N.C., providing corporation and partnership tax compliance services. Anne later moved to Atlanta and led various large-scale federal income tax consulting projects.
As a manager, Anne began focusing on state and local tax matters, helping clients in a variety of industries navigate SALT issues and secure tax benefits in business incentives, tax credits, income/franchise, sales, property, withholding and unemployment taxes.
Specialties/Areas of Expertise
- Credits & Incentives
- Employment Tax
- State & Local Tax
- Tax Controversy
- Georgia Economic Development Authority (GEDA)
- Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
- National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
- Pathbuilders Achieva (FKA Georgia 100) Leadership Program
- Former Board Member, YWCA of Greater Atlanta
- Cool Girls, Inc.
- Atlanta Food Bank